While i was writing this, i was currently on the plane on my way back to Istanbul from UK.
These 9 days trip has been a wonderful memory.
I would like to share 3 lessons that really meant something to my life.
First, a very kind-hearted person who i really feel blessed to know her and to have her as my best friend. I've known her since kindergarten and people always say that we have the same personalities. Well i think so too, in certain ways. But she's much better in many ways!
Basically she's my travel partner for the whole trip. I asked her to plan for my itinerary in UK and i will travel alone (because her class has already started and UK is a safe and English-speaking country so i thought i can survive alone) but she skipped her classes :'') to travel with me. As i mentioned, I've known her for like 19 years but taaruf is a life-long process and these 9 days, I've learnt a lot from her. I can see that she is so loved by the people around her. She's a wonderful baker, a great chemistry student, a well planned person and a 'beauty with brain' lady. She always strive to make everyone happy despite the restless days, the sleepless nights, the tiredness, she will put all that aside and give her best. One important thing that i really admire about her is her generosity :') i pray that Allah rewards her greatly for all the kindness she has done. She goes by the name of Shahzanani bt Johan.
Alhamdulillah after 20 years, i got the chance to visit my birthplace on my birthday :')
22 years old. Such a big number. Such a huge responsibility. Many things need to improve to become a good person, daughter, friend, student, senior, junior, humanbeing, sister, and abid. Been asked, what's my resolutions for this year. It took me one day to answer that question. And i came up with some things, to be more generous and share my blessings with others and to always strive to make other people happy. Not to forget, to improve my ibadah quality.
Sounds general? Well I don't want to make it precise here.
The last one.
There was a tragedy happening on the 3rd February. I was pickpocketed. It happened in London at night. I lost my new purse, residence permit, bank cards and huge amount of money. There were 3 guys who seem so suspicious because they kept on looking at us. So i bravely asked them and spot-checked them. Unfortunately i couldn't find my purse. We made a police report. I prayed and leave the rest to Allah. The next day, on my birthday, someone messaged me on fb, said that she found my purse in the street nearby where the incident happened. :'''''))))))) ALHAMDULILLAH.
We met her and the purse was still in good condition except the money has all gone.
This really makes me reflect. Because i was kind of person who was really hard to spend my money. Maybe i did less charity, and i give less to people.
So i took it as a lesson that Allah wants to tell me, in my blessings, there's anyone's. Share it with others, and give more. It won't make you less rich. I just hope that the person who took my money will spend it on good things and that Allah will guide him to the straight path.
So, my most important advice to you guys, go travel, see the world and open your heart and mind to grab all the lessons.
You will be more grateful and humble, and you will surely learn a lot.